Is Your Family Accountable?
By Staff Sgt. Thomas Swanson, 102nd Intelligence Wing
/ Published September 08, 2017
Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass. --
As members of the National Guard community it is vital that we are able to verify our location and status in the event of an emergency.
The Air Force utilizes the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System to account for the safety of the Air Force Total Force, including all active duty, select reserve, civilian employees, Air Force contractors (outside the U.S.), and their dependents.
The AFPAAS contains critical emergency contact information and provides the Total Force the ability to request needed assistance, or report their safety in the event of an emergency, using smartphone technology.
It is mandatory that members access the AFPAAS system at least annually to verify that the contact information on file is accurate and current.
Additionally, Total Force family members need to be familiar with the AFPAAS system to make sure they know how to report their status in the event that the member is not available to report on their behalf.
You can verify your profile information and learn more by logging on to the AFPAAS website at https://afpaas.af.mil. The Air Force Personnel Readiness Cell can also be reached at 1 (800) 435-9941.